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WinterSong

Member Since 18 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Jan 05 2015 03:12 PM
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In Topic: Halloween Celiac Stereotypes

04 January 2015 - 08:13 PM

I don't like it. What is a gender neutral candy? There are kids who will die if they accidentally eat a candy that has nuts in it. If you want candies that are 100% organic or do not have barbies or race cars plastered across the wrapper, go buy your own.

 

And I'm not trying to say anything mean about anyone and their specific life choices or the way they were born. But I had kids ask me this year if I had any candies that didn't have gluten or dairy in them because they had food intolerances. I thought that was really empowering for a child to be able to take responsibility for their own health like that. 

 

Yes, this is a cartoon poking fun at society (it's not necessarily about kids or Halloween), about how everyone wants something different and customized. But I feel like it's playing into the idea that everyone is picky. It doesn't comment that some of us have a life threatening disease.


In Topic: Do You Ever Break Down And Eat Gluten Every Once In A While?

04 January 2015 - 07:59 PM

Oops, didn't realize I had commented on this post twice!


In Topic: Most Ridiculous Gluten Comment I've Heard

04 January 2015 - 07:57 PM

I love topics like this. Especially love the gluten-free guitars. If there is music going into my ears it must be gluten free  :D

 

I was at a restaurant once, asking if a certain dish is gluten free. Says the waiter, "It should be gluten free. I've eaten it a bunch of times and have never tasted gluten." Says the voice inside my head, "Get me another waiter....."

 

 

I especially love the, "Oh yes, I'm gluten free as well," comment as they take a big bite of bread or chicken smothered in a gluten-filled sauce. 


In Topic: Do You Ever Break Down And Eat Gluten Every Once In A While?

04 January 2015 - 07:44 PM

I've never "broken down" because I feel like I eat like a queen on the gluten-free diet. I learned how to bake from scratch and now make my own pizza dough, bread, muffins, tarts, ect. 

 

In the past I did vaguely mull over the thought of eating a bit of gluten to test my reaction time, so that I could pinpoint future mistakes. But then I think that I could have to call out of work for a week and will just be absolutely miserable. Not worth it. I'm sure there will be a time when I accidentally get glutened, find out ten minutes later "Oh no, there was soy sauce in that!" and I'll test my reaction time from there, lol. 


In Topic: Would This Bother You?

04 January 2015 - 07:34 PM

It's one of those social situations where I might feel like, "Well, this kinda stinks, but whatever. Not the most important thing in the world." Kinda like when my boyfriend's friend has a birthday party and invites me, but knows there is nothing at the restaurant I can eat so I either have water or wine. Kinda sucks, but in the grand scheme of life it's not a big deal. 

 

Most of the time, I do not eat what someone buys me because either it is a company I do not trust or there are CC issues. 

 

And people just don't realize how rude it is to say "I'll eat a piece for you," so I just laugh off that kind of comment